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Counting Crows - I Wish I Was A Girl Tabs

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I Wish I Was A Girl Tabs

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Counting Crows
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Standard Tuning

INTRO:
Riff 1:
E-|-------7---------------7------------------------------------------
B-|--9--9--7---------9--9--7-----------------------------------------
G-|-9-9-------------9-9-----------9-8h9-9-9-9-8--8-6-4-6/9-9-9-9-9---
D-|------------------------------------------------------------------
A-|------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|------------------------------------------------------------------

										     Bend &
										      slide
E-|-------7---------------7-------------------------------------------
B-|--9--9--7---------9--9--7------------------------------------7-9~\-
G-|-9-9-------------9-9-------------8h9-9-9-9-8--8-6-4-6/9-9-9-9-9----
D-|-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-|-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|-------------------------------------------------------------------

VERSE 1:
E                             Esus4 
   The devil¹s in the dreaming
                        E 
He tells you I¹m not sleeping in my hotel room alone
E                           Esus4
  With nothing to believe in
                          E
You dive in to the traffic rising up and it¹s so quiet
You¹re surprised and then you wake

PRE-CHORUS 1:
Abm                            A
     For all the things you¹re losing
                     E
You might as well resign yourself to try and make a change
Abm                   A
    I¹m going down to Hollywood
                     B              E                     A
They¹re gonna make a movie from the things that they find crawling 
         B
round my brain

CHORUS 1: (second guitar with Riff 2)
Riff 2:
E-|-------7---------------7--------------------------------------------
B-|--9--9--7---------9--9--7-------------------------------------7--9~-
G-|-9-9-------------9-9-------------8h9-9-9-9-8-9-9-9-9-8h9-9-9-9--9---
D-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
A-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------

E-|-------7---------------7--------------------------------------
B-|--9--9--7---------9--9--7-------------------------------------
G-|-9-9-------------9-9------------------------------------------
D-|--------------------------------------------------------------
A-|--------------------------------------------------------------
E-|--------------------------------------------------------------

A         B        E            B          A
   I wish I was a girl so that you could believe me
       B               E            B
And I could shake this static every time I try to sleep
A        B            E              B
   I wish for all the world that I could say,
      E                               F#m           A    B
³Hey, Elizabeth, you know, I¹m doing alright these days²

BREAK: (one guitar only) (x denotes palm mute)
     E               Esus4          E         Esus4  E
E-|--0--0--0x--0‹0x--0--0-0x--0-0x--0--0--0x--0-0x---0--0--0x--0-0x----
B-|--0--0--0x--0-0x--0--0-0x--0-0x--0--0--0x--0-0x---0--0--0x--0-0x----
G-|--1--1--1x--1-1x--2--2-2x--2-2x--1--1--1x--2-2x---1--1--1x--1-1x----
D-|--2--2--2x--2-2x--2--2-2x--2-2x--2--2--2x--2-2x---2--2--2x--2-2x----
A-|--2--2--2x--2-2x--2--2-2x--2-2x--2--2--2x--2-2x---2--2--2x--2-2x----
E-|--0--0--0x--0-0x--0--0‹0x--0-0x--0--0--0x--0-0x---0--0--0x--0-0x----

VERSE 2: Same pattern as verse 1.
The devil¹s in the dreaming
You see yourself descending from a building to the ground
You watch the sky receding
You spin to see the traffic rising up and it¹s so quiet
You¹re surprised and then you wake

PRE-CHORUS 2:
For all the things I¹m losing
I might as well resign myself to try and make a change
But I¹m going down to Hollywood
They¹re gonna make a movie from the things that they find crawling round my brain

CHORUS 2 (second guitar Riff 2)

Then to INTERLUDE: 
            *
E-|------------------|-
B-|--9---9---7---7---|-
G-|----9---9---9---9-|-
D-|------------------|- Play 8 times
A-|------------------|- Vocals enter half way through pattern (@ the *)
E-|------------------|- End on Ab note (ninth fret ­ B string)

4th time
In one of these dreams, 
6th time		
you forgive me
8th time
It makes me think of 
E                      A
the bad decisions that keep you at home
          E                Esus4
How could anyone else have changed?
E                                 A
 All these wrong conclusions that leave you alone
          E             A
How could everyone rearrange?
          E                  A
How could everyone else have changed?
       F#m             A
What I see		I believe

PRE-CHORUS 3:
E-|------------------|-----------------------|-
B-|--9---9---9---9---|-9/10---10---10---10---|-
G-|----9---9---9---9-|------9----9----9----9-|-
D-|------------------|-----------------------|-
A-|------------------|-----------------------|-
E-|------------------|-----------------------|-
*                     **
            *For all the things I¹m losing 
                                  **I might as well 
    E
resign myself to try and make a change
Abm                        A
    Well I¹m going down to Hollywood
                     B              B                     A
They¹re gonna make a movie from the things that they find crawling 
         B
round my brain

CHORUS 3: (second guitar with Riff 3)
Riff 3:
E-|-------7---------------7----|-
B-|--9--9--7---------9--9--7---|-
G-|-9-9-------------9-9--------|-
D-|----------------------------|-
A-|----------------------------|-
E-|----------------------------|-

E-|---7--11p7-11-12-7---11p7-11-12-7---11p7-11-12-7---11p7-11-12----|-
B-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-
G-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-
D-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-

E-|-------7---------------7------------
B-|--9--9--7---------9--9--7-----------
G-|-9-9-------------9-9----------------
D-|------------------------------------
A-|------------------------------------
E-|------------------------------------

END: (second guitar plays lead)
A   Abm    F#m
A   Abm    F#m
             A        E    B
 But I can¹t sleep at night...
             A        E    B
  No I can¹t sleep at night...
             A        E    B
Well I can¹t sleep at night...
             A        E    B
Well I can¹t sleep at night...
            
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